EOI opens for the Henry Lawson Drive upgrade in Western Sydney

EOI, Henry Lawson Drive, NSW,

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The Henry Lawson Drive upgrade project opens expression of interest (EOI) for the design and upgrade of the section between the M5 and Milperra in Western Sydney.

South Western Sydney motorists are a step closer to safer, faster trips home and to work, with an Expressions of Interest (EoI) open today to design the upgrade of a 1.8km stretch of Henry Lawson Drive.

As the next stage of the Henry Lawson Drive project, the NSW Government is calling on industry to register to tender for the upgrade of the section between the M5 and Auld Avenue, Milperra.

Known as Stage 1B, this stage of the project will include:

  • Widening Henry Lawson Drive to two lanes in each direction and creating new connections between Auld Avenue, Keys Parade, Raleigh Road and Henry Lawson Drive.
  • Upgrades of key intersection at Keys Parade, Bullecourt Avenue, and Pozieres Avenue, such as turning lanes and traffic signals.

As a key connector road to Bankstown Airport and residential areas of Milperra, the upgrade will ensure drivers in this part of south-west Sydney will get a safer road with shorter travel times.

Upgraded intersections with Auld Avenue, Keys Parade and Raleigh Road will be delivered as part of the stage 1B upgrade along with continuous pedestrian and cycle links to places like the Auld Avenue sporting fields complex and Milperra Sports Centre.

“This is an important upgrade for Southwest Sydney residents. The work on Henry Lawson Drive will mean less congestion, faster and safer trips for motorists,” says New South Wales Premier Chris Minns.

“We look forward to industry providing the designs that will allow for construction of this next stage,” says New South Wales Premier Chris Minns.

The designs for this section will incorporate improvements that have come out of community consultation, including changes to shared paths and crossings to minimise tree removal and improve safety.

“The Henry Lawson Drive upgrade is providing more capacity for motorists which means improved access for families to local schools and community facilities like the Auld Avenue sporting fields complex and Milperra Sports Centre,” says Minister for Roads John Graham.

“We listened to the community during consultation and have acted on that feedback. The revised proposal improves traffic flow by including lane widening on Keys Parade and Raleigh Road near the planned roundabout connecting the two roads,” says Minister for Roads John Graham.

Construction work on the nearby $144 million Stage 1A upgrade of Henry Lawson Drive is powering ahead, with widening and safety works between Auld Avenue and Tower Road, including the intersection with Newbridge Road.

“This proposal is supported by the community but requests were made by locals for a number of changes following the display of the Review of Environmental Factors,” says Member for East Hills Kylie Wilkinson.

“Lengthening the left turn lane from Henry Lawson Drive into Bullecourt Avenue has been addressed so drivers have a better line of sight,” says Member for East Hills Kylie Wilkinson.

This work builds on the improvements made in the Georges Hall section of the upgrades completed last year. There are now improvements completed, in delivery, or in design along almost eight kilometres of Henry Lawson Drive.

Transport for NSW will provide updates as the wider project progresses and the community is encouraged to share any additional feedback.

Click here to read ore about the Henry Lawson Drive upgrade project.

Source: © NSW Government 2024

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